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Post by therat » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 2:51 pm

I had once, one lizard landing on my back when I was showering, head cover with shampoo.
I just felt something cold and when I reach my back, it move.
I jump and scream but can't run as my head was cover with shampoo; I can't open my eye at all.

This is horrible experience.

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Post by naanwar » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 4:50 pm

Have not seen any roaches.

But we do have those anti-roach thingy on the floor in the kitchen, laundry/backdoor area. We do our best and sweep those crumbs off the floor....

Have seen only one gecko so far....

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Post by stuckmojo » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
CUT

Oh, we never had any mozzies or rats out there. The geckos and cobras took care of them. The only time I caught the cobras is if they were in the concrete drains around the perimeter of the house, but then would only catch them a release them in the field next door. (kids were still young then).
cobras? What ****ing cobras?

My wife must not see this or we're not moving. Seriously?

:D

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:20 pm

stuckmojo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
CUT

Oh, we never had any mozzies or rats out there. The geckos and cobras took care of them. The only time I caught the cobras is if they were in the concrete drains around the perimeter of the house, but then would only catch them a release them in the field next door. (kids were still young then).
cobras? What ****ing cobras?

My wife must not see this or we're not moving. Seriously?

:D
See, x9200 and SMS? Mental health damage :cool: :lol: :P

Don't worry. The place where SMS lived was bountiful with wildlife (for lack of better word, he lived around a secondary forest). You will never find a cobra in condos and HDBs. Except if you live in landed properties near 'nature'.

So Bukit Timah, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson and even Sentosa should be out of your list when you're looking into landed properties in your search.

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Post by stuckmojo » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:27 pm

the lynx wrote:
stuckmojo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
CUT

Oh, we never had any mozzies or rats out there. The geckos and cobras took care of them. The only time I caught the cobras is if they were in the concrete drains around the perimeter of the house, but then would only catch them a release them in the field next door. (kids were still young then).
cobras? What ****ing cobras?

My wife must not see this or we're not moving. Seriously?

:D
See, x9200 and SMS? Mental health damage :cool: :lol: :P

Don't worry. The place where SMS lived was bountiful with wildlife (for lack of better word, he lived around a secondary forest). You will never find a cobra in condos and HDBs. Except if you live in landed properties near 'nature'.

So Bukit Timah, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson and even Sentosa should be out of your list when you're looking into landed properties in your search.
ah, thanks. Then it's definitely Robertson for me...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:30 pm

As I'm an old farmboy I just had to have my share of critters around. Makes me feel at home. :cool:
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Post by Addadude » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:34 pm

the lynx wrote:
See, x9200 and SMS? Mental health damage :cool: :lol: :P

Don't worry. The place where SMS lived was bountiful with wildlife (for lack of better word, he lived around a secondary forest). You will never find a cobra in condos and HDBs. Except if you live in landed properties near 'nature'....
Er... it ain't necessarily so, as the old song goes.

This happened a few years ago at the Aspen Heights condo on River Valley Road:

http://msdemeanoursingapore.blogspot.sg ... -city.html

And last Monday evening workers found a 2.5m long python in Syed Alwi Road - right in the heart of Little India!
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Post by iloverice » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As I'm an old farmboy I just had to have my share of critters around. Makes me feel at home. :cool:
Same here. I wish I could scream when I see bugs, lizard, snake, etc.. but I can't bring myself to do it, since I practically grew up in jungle.. and my playground was the jungle - my "play cooking" activities always involved any bugs, worm and things I can find. :lol:
Strangely my parents not even care when I went missing the whole day.

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Post by katbh » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:44 pm

There are always pythons around when there is a canal nearby .... and everywhere in Singapore is near a canal!

Cobras are really only a worry for young children as they are spitting cobras and can cause temporary blindness if the venom gets in their eyes.

We had one in the children's room once but we lived in the jungle at Changi so like SMS we had pythons (came out especially around the time when the cannon ball tree flowered), cobras (they have big 'litters' of little ones), monitor lizards (loved mangoes), monkeys and hornbills.

We also had fire ants and ants with the biggest pincers you have ever seen. They would grab on and not let go.....

We loved them all in their own way.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 8:43 pm

iloverice wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:As I'm an old farmboy I just had to have my share of critters around. Makes me feel at home. :cool:
Same here. I wish I could scream when I see bugs, lizard, snake, etc.. but I can't bring myself to do it, since I practically grew up in jungle.. and my playground was the jungle - my "play cooking" activities always involved any bugs, worm and things I can find. :lol:
Strangely my parents not even care when I went missing the whole day.
If it was the weekends or school was out, I was the same. I was usually in the woods (forest but not jungle as in SE Asian style) from right after breakfast until just before the sun set. Of course, if any game season was in I had my 16 gauge with me as well.
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Post by Hannieroo » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:39 pm

I love the geckos. They won't hurt you.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:00 am

I love geckos too; we usually have one or two that visit frequently.

However, stuckmojo, perhaps the condo where we used to live at the end of Sunset Way (backing onto Maju Camp) is not for you - here's a visitor from a few years ago...

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Post by PNGMK » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 5:35 am

Hannieroo wrote:I love the geckos. They won't hurt you.
+1. If successfully banish them your ant and roach problem will escalate for sure. All that poop they drop is from insects they've eaten.

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Post by katbh » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 5:57 am

Is that a shitzu bump in that snake?

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 8:21 am

Mi Amigo wrote:I love geckos too; we usually have one or two that visit frequently.

However, stuckmojo, perhaps the condo where we used to live at the end of Sunset Way (backing onto Maju Camp) is not for you - here's a visitor from a few years ago...

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No shitsu, it indiscriminately occupied 2 parking lots. That's why they took him away.

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